Childcare & Pre-School Education – 5M2009
Childcare & Pre-School Education will introduce you to the theory and practice of the key areas of childcare. This is the ideal starting point if you wish to progress to further studies or gain employment in a variety of childcare settings e.g. community crèches or playgroups, Montessori educational organisations.
This course is designed to
Enable students explore Childhood Care and Education with a view to re-skilling / up-skilling and exploring concepts and subject areas that may interest the learner in future programmes or employment.
To facilitate the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill & competence to work independently and under supervision in a range of ECCE settings and or to progress to higher education and training.
Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or equivalent.
Mature applicants welcome.
Child Development 5N1764
Child Health & Wellbeing 5N1765
Creative Arts for Early Childhood 5N1769
Work Experience 5N1356
Early Childhood Education & Play 5N1773
Early Care and Education Practice 5N1770
Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths as an extra module. Occupational First Aid (5N1207) will be provided to learners as an optional extra (Weekend Course).
How the course is taught
SCFE has developed a style of teaching to meet the needs of a diverse community of learners.
We make extensive use of advanced multimedia and internet based technologies to bring subject matter to life and to ensure effective learning.
Whenever possible, we use a Learn-by-Doing approach to make the learning experience more realistic and enjoyable.
We provide learning supports that are tailored to the needs of individual learners.
Progression to Higher Education
Students who successfully complete the course may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme.
The following are the most relevant courses;
SG Institute of Technology Sligo
Please note that all QQI Further Education graduates who hold a major Level 5 or Level 6 award are eligible to apply for any IT Sligo programme through the CAO system.
ALIT Athlone Institute of Technology
LYIT Letterkenny Institute of Technology
The most up-to-date information on Higher Education Links is located at the CAO website.
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Student Services Registration Fee: €250
DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200
QQI Examination Fees: €50
(One of the following exemptions may apply: (1) Medical Card Holders - €250 (2) BTEA - €200 (3) Grant - €200)
Students who successfully complete the course may gain employment in a wide variety of organisations such as community childcare, Montessori and crèches.
QQI Level 5 Award in Early Childhood Care & Education (5M2009)
This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May.
For more information
Phone 07191-45480 or email email@example.com
At registration students will be requested to complete the necessary documentation in order to satisfy Garda Vetting before they commence Work Experience.
A new national Common Awards System (CAS) is being introduced by QQI for Further Education and Training programmes. Sligocfe reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.